Harekrishna Devotees

I wanted to know if Vaishnav who does devotional service and  if his Devotional Service in this life is not completed what would happen after his deatth  ?

Please advise

Your humble Servent 

Bimal

 

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  • I like this.. but the question is.. how much is enough? How do we know?

  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna

    what would happen after his death  ?

    A similar question was asked by Arjuna to Lord Sri Krsna in BG 6.37. Here is what Lord Sri Krsna answers

    prāpya puṇya-kṛtāṁ lokān
    uṣitvā śāśvatīḥ samāḥ
    śucīnāṁ śrīmatāṁ gehe
    yoga-bhraṣṭo ’bhijāyate

    The unsuccessful yogī, after many, many years of enjoyment on the planets of the pious living entities, is born into a family of righteous people, or into a family of rich aristocracy. ( BG 6.41)

    Purport : The unsuccessful yogīs are divided into two classes: one is fallen after very little progress, and one is fallen after long practice of yoga. The yogī who falls after a short period of practice goes to the higher planets, where pious living entities are allowed to enter. After prolonged life there, one is sent back again to this planet, to take birth in the family of a righteous brāhmaṇa Vaiṣṇava or of aristocratic merchants. 

    They are given opportunities to live prosperous lives in righteous or aristocratic families. Those who are born in such families may take advantage of the facilities and try to elevate themselves to full Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

    Or [if unsuccessful after long practice of yoga] he takes his birth in a family of transcendentalists who are surely great in wisdom. Certainly, such a birth is rare in this world. ( BG 6.42)

    On taking such a birth, he revives the divine consciousness of his previous life, and he again tries to make further progress in order to achieve complete success, O son of Kuru. (BG 6.43)

    By virtue of the divine consciousness of his previous life, he automatically becomes attracted to the yogic principles – even without seeking them. Such an inquisitive transcendentalist stands always above the ritualistic principles of the scriptures. ( BG 6.44)

    And when the yogī engages himself with sincere endeavor in making further progress, being washed of all contaminations, then ultimately, achieving perfection after many, many births of practice, he attains the supreme goal. ( BG 6.45)

    Hare Krsna 

    Hare Krsna

    • HareKrishna Prabhuji

      Thank you for kind reply I had the above in my mind only thought was is this not applicable for just Ashtanga Yogi who just does meditation only and not devotional Service to Supreme personality of God Head.

      Will Viaishnav promoted be Higher Planetatary system also which he does not intend to choose as he has fall back after certain period of time

      Humble Servant

      Harekrishna 

       

      • Sevak

        Hare Krsna

        Will Viaishnav promoted be Higher Planetatary system also which he does not intend to choose as he has fall back after certain period of time ?

        Not necessary that he has to be promoted to a higher planetary system. As Srila Prabhupada mentions, there could be two classes of vaishnavas. 

        The unsuccessful yogīs are divided into two classes: one is fallen after very little progress, and one is fallen after long practice of yoga. (BG Purport 6.41)

        Those who discontinue after little progress could have persistent material desires, for the fullfilment of which higher planets are suitable. But for those who have made considerable progress in the path of spiritual life, they need not go to higher planets

        Or [if unsuccessful after long practice of yoga] he takes his birth in a family of transcendentalists who are surely great in wisdom. Certainly, such a birth is rare in this world. ( BG 6.42)

        Bharat Maharaj and Citraketu Maharaj  from Srimad Bhagavatam are good examples of this, who did not go to higher planets for enjoyment. 

        Hare Krsna

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